An oasis of contemporary luxury and indulgence, One&Only has created an urban resort of incredible chic within Cape Town’s already upscale V&A Waterfront. Its main building looks out over a lagoon, where two private islands are home to its decadent spa and its glorious swimming pool, to Table Mountain, which makes a fitting backdrop to all this magnificence. With two world-class chefs giving their names to the hotel restaurants, a chef’s tasting table and wine loft, guests are offered an almost overwhelming choice of gourmet adventures, and it’s a short step to the host of restaurants, boutiques and crafts of the Waterfront.
Everything is on a grand scale in the lobby where huge glass windows frame the mountain and Vista bar and lounge is a vibey spot for cocktails and lavish high teas. Contemporary glamour is infused with African style for dramatic interiors throughout, whether you turn left into Reuben’s to enjoy South Africa’s best known chef’s chic bistro fare, or right into Nobu where master chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa puts a contemporary twist on classic Japanese cuisine in Africa’s first outpost of his world-renowned restaurants. Relaxing lunches can be enjoyed poolside on the private island at Isola, with Italian inspired light meals and gourmet pizzas.
All the accommodation at One&Only is incredibly spacious but it’s hard to choose between the fabulous views from the 91 rooms and suites of the Marina Rise main building with their balconies looking out over harbour or mountain, and the serenity of the 40 private island rooms with their palm shaded patios and balconies giving onto the waterway.
Stylish modern lines are softened by warm colours and plush fabrics, bathrooms are palatial with huge tubs and separate shower and toilet, and comfortable sofas are arranged in front of the 42 inch flat screen TV and home entertainment system. The Nespresso machine, iPod docking and wifi are a given, and luscious snacks are a lovely welcoming touch.
With the glorious spa and state of the art fitness centre, the active kids club and excellent business facilities, the One&Only is a glamorous option for any Cape Town stay.